THE KING’S PARADE Release ‘Mad’ EP

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MAD
NEW EP RELEASED
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‘MISTAKES’
VIDEO REVEALED
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UK & EU TOUR STARTS THIS MONTH

The King’s Parade have released their brand new EP Mad. To mark the release the critically acclaimed London four-piece have revealed the video for their latest single ‘Mistakes’.

The ‘Mistakes’ video follows the touching story of a man on a deserted beach; while metal detecting he uncovers various items that trigger fantasy fuelled visions of a past love.

Regarding the video frontman Olly Corpe says, “The video explores how a past choice can haunt someone later in life. We wanted to push this idea to the extreme, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction throughout the narrative to create a surreal atmosphere. I think that filming the video in one continuous shot helped to make the transitions between fact and fiction uncannily seamless, while simultaneously magnifying the raw emotions of the protagonist.”

‘Mistakes’ is taken from the brand new EP Mad, which opens with the huge anthemic lead single and title track. The rest of the EP weaves between touching, soulful moments and passionate outbursts of sonic energy amid graceful melodies, captivating harmonies and enthralling songwriting.

‘Mistakes’ and ‘Mad’ have received great support from tastemakers including the likes of BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing and Clash Magazine.

Regarding the EP Olly says, “This EP feels like another step up from everything we’ve done in the past, and has allowed us to test the waters in terms of our sound.  All the songs on the EP share the common theme of longing for the past but in a way we’ve never been so excited for the future.” 

The King’s Parade kicked off their headline tour in support of the Mad EP last night in Madrid and will play a further 10-dates across the UK and Europe. Full tour dates can be found below:

THE KING’S PARADE TOUR DATES

04/12 – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
04/19 – Paris, Le 1999
04/20 – The Hague, Paardcafe
04/24 – London, Borderline
04/26 – Leeds, Headrow House
04/27 – Brighton, Marwood
05/26 – Essen, Weststadthalle Essen
05/27 – Hamburg, Nochtwache
05/29 – Berlin, Maze
05/30 – Munich, Zehner

THE KING’S PARADE Release Thought-Provoking New Single ‘Mad’

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‘MAD’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
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UK & EU TOUR ANNOUNCED
APRIL 2019

Critically acclaimed London four-piece The King’s Parade have released their brand new single ‘Mad’. To mark the release the band have announced a headline tour across the UK and Europe in April. Tickets are available now via thekingsparade.com

‘Mad’ finds The King’s Parade delivering a deep song addressing human consciousness. The song flits between smooth and gritty vocals, driven by a captivating percussive sound that builds towards a huge anthemic chorus. It sees The King’s Parade blend alt-soul and blues influences with a pop sensibility that plays like a melding of Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys and Leon Bridges.

Regarding the single frontman Olly Corpe says, “‘Mad’ is about the energy felt between two people we tend to call chemistry. It can happen the second you see or meet someone, or it can happen over time, but it’s just a feeling you have within yourself. It can’t be quantified or justified; it’s just a state of being. Sometimes it feels so mysterious that you start to question whether it exists at all. ‘Mad’ is about that moment.”

‘Mad’ is the first taste of new music from The King’s Parade following the release of their Woman EP last year, which saw them receive strong tastemaker support from the likes of BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Clash, Mahogany and many more.

They’ve built up a fervent live fanbase and have completed a number of sold out headline tours across the UK and Europe. The King’s Parade are hitting the road again in April. They will play four countries in Europe before coming to the UK to play three dates across the country including London, Leeds and Brighton. Full tour dates can be found below:

THE KING’S PARADE APRIL TOUR DATES
7th – Madrid, Siroco
12th – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
19th – Paris, Le 1999
20th – The Hague, Paardcafe
24th – London, Borderline
26th – Leeds, Headrow House
27th – Brighton, Marwood

“A soulful blend of indie textures”
Clash

“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe”
The Independent

“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals”
Wonderland

“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single”
Alternative Press

“A rich slice of alt-soul”
Mahogany

“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there”
EARMILK

“Sure to leave a major mark across the indie music scene.”
Happy Magazine

THE KING’S PARADE Release ‘Woman’ EP

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WOMAN
BRAND NEW EP OUT NOW
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SUMMER FESTIVALS ANNOUNCED

The King’s Parade have released their brand new EP ‘Woman’. The four-track EP features the acclaimed title-track, the new single ‘The Look’ and previously unreleased tracks ‘Mirror’ and ‘Lemon Zest’.

Regarding the new EP frontman Olly Corpe says, “This EP is a reflection of the past year together as a band, but also an insight into how our writing has evolved since we started. We’ve grown with our sound and as we’ve felt more comfortable with the music, we’ve managed to let loose and be more expressive in this record. ‘Woman’ is a cry out for change. ‘The Look’ revisits past jealousy and bad habits. ‘Mirror’ is about realising you’re the only person in the way of your own success and ‘Lemon Zest’ is a comment on how artists are doing anything and everything to get their voice heard. All of these tracks have formed an EP which introduces ‘our sound’ but more importantly announces the start of something much bigger.”

The EP’s title track was released earlier this year and addressed the issue of gender imbalance, which led the band to be featured as BBC Introducing’s ‘Artist Of The Week’ and shortlisted for the ‘UMA Choice Award’ at the forthcoming Unsigned Music Awards 2018.

The Woman EP follows from the highly praised Haze EP last year, which saw them receive support from the likes of The Independent, Wonderland and BBC 6Music among many others.

Alongside the new EP release The King’s Parade have been announced to play a string of summer festivals across the UK and Germany. Full details can be found below:

THE KING’S PARADE FESTIVAL DATES
May 26 – Elderflower Fields Festival, Uckfield
June 2 – Camden Rocks, London
June 3 – Hillfest, Guildford
July 26 – Duckstien Festival, Hamburg
July 29 – Clarence Park Festival, Wakefield
August 7 – Sidmouth Fringe Sessions Festival, Devon

“A soulful blend of indie textures, ‘The Look’ is about the more destructive elements in their psyche, and how they can move past them.”
Clash

“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe”
The Independent

“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals”
Wonderland

“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single”
Alternative Press

“A rich slice of alt-soul”
Mahogany

“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there”
EARMILK

Sure to leave a major mark across the indie music scene.”
Happy Magazine

THE KING’S PARADE Release Brand New Single ‘Woman’

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‘WOMAN’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

 

The King’s Parade have today released their brand new single ‘Woman’. The song sees the highly acclaimed London quartet addressing the issues of gender imbalance which are witnessed on a daily basis in society.

‘Woman’ premiered with Mahogany who said, “The sentiment is worthy of praise. So too is the track. With a belting chorus and intelligent lyrics, Woman is a rich slice of alt-soul .”

Frontman Olly Corpe explains, “I see it every day and it never changes. It seems that it’s ingrained and that there’s just this biological barrier that we men can’t or won’t break down. The idea behind the chorus was to try and make the phrase “Like a Woman” celebratory and empowering, rather than derogatory or belittling. It conveys the strength and determination/force of a woman breaking through.

The opening verse depicts a magazine showing a model portraying how she is ‘meant to look’, something we’re all familiar with. The second verse focuses on the biological inequality, which all women have to face; time seems to be against them on almost every level. All of us in the band thought that it was important to voice how we feel and express our respect and admiration for women everywhere. Hopefully it will ring true for everybody who hears it.”

‘Woman’ follows the release of the Haze EP last year which saw the band receive high profile support from BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Alternative Press, EARMILK and many more.

Its release saw them appear at summer festivals including Secret Garden Party and Cornbury Festival while they played sold out headline shows across the UK and Europe. Most recently The King’s Parade have been nominated for three awards at the Unsigned Music Awards 2018 including Best Record, Best Produced Record and Best Jazz / Blues Act.

The King’s Parade breathe fresh life into UK guitar bands. They have developed an exciting new blueprint, which is seeing a loyal and expectant fanbase grow by the day. They continue to cement their status as one of the most naturally talented and hardworking acts coming from the UK today.

“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe”
The Independent

“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals”
Wonderland

“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single”
Alternative Press

“The group are a sought after creative force”
Clash

“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there”
EARMILK